Internal or external SSD for cloning internal SSD of Windows laptop?

hajime

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Hi, for cloning the internal Samsung 2TB SSD of a dual-boot Windows and Linux laptop, is it better to use an external SSD such as the Samsung T5 or a Samsung 970 Evo Plus 2TB? I have an enclosure for NVMe M.2 SSD already. What are the pros and cons of using each media? I guess if I have a extra NVMe M.2 SSD, I just use it and when repairing is needed, put the stock SSD back before giving it to the technician. I have Onsite Warranty so not sure the chance they need to take it away for repairing if it is needed. Anybody knows if the Samsung Migration software will clone both Windows and Linux partitions?